Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Dominates Japan; Propels PS4 to the Top of Media Create

on May 18, 2016 10:49 AM

Today is Wednesday, and as every Wednesday Media Create released its sales charts for Japan, bringing forth a fairly predictable winner.

  1. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – PS4 – 128,724 / New
  2. Kirby: Planet Robobot – 3DS – 24,298 / 248,951
  3. Yo-kai Sangokushi – 10,696 / 509,579
  4. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – PS Vita – 9,510 – 119,310
  5. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – PS4 – 8,473 / 134,391
  6. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – PS3 – 5,928 / 76,440
  7. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – 3DS – 5,767 / 592,321
  8. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita – 5,693 / 768,532
  9. Splatoon – Wii U – 5,237 / 1,362,230
  10. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 4,030 / 874,405
  11. Dying Light: Enhanced Edition – PS4 – 2,759 / 13,218
  12. Dark Souls III – PS4 – 2,642 / 289,586
  13. Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – PS3 – 2,574 / 27,875
  14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price) – 3DS – 2,498 / 45,601
  15. One Piece: Burning Blood – PS4 Vita – 2,471 / 51,528
  16. Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 3DS – 2,417 / 158,729
  17. One Piece: Burning Blood – PS4 – 2,301 / 52,592
  18. Star Fox Zero with Star Fox Guard – Wii U – 2,214 / 32,442
  19. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – PS4 – 2,196 / 92,165
  20. Grand Theft Auto V (New Price Edition) – PS4 – 2,194 / 108,023

Uncharted 4 also propelled the PS4 to the top of the chart in a week that saw a large drop in hardware sales.

  1. PS4: 23,239
  2. New 3DS XL: 13,623
  3. PS Vita: 12,299
  4. Wii U: 3,896
  5. New 3DS: 3,021
  6. PS3: 997
  7. 3DS: 823
  8. 3DS XL: 128
  9. Xbox One: 115

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’s results are definitely flattering for Japan, even if it didn’t have any strong competitors this week. It’ll be interesting to see just how long of a tail it’ll have on the local market, but so far, so good.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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